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March Madness and the Value of Continuity

Written by Don Yaeger on . Posted in Chasing Greatness Blog

Editor’s note: The contest we are currently running (check it out here) inspired me to write this blog.


These are my favorite four days of the sporting calendar.

As the NCAA Basketball Tournament tipped off yesterday, the little guys got the chance to pull back their slingshots while the big guys had to remain focused and keep momentum. What makes March Madness so exciting is that we can all bear witness to the incredible upsets by smaller teams against the powerhouses. We’re just one day into the 2015 tournament, and Georgia State and UAB have already sent heavily favored opponents home well before they were expected to bow out.

Positive Self-talk: A Cornerstone for Great Winners

Written by Don Yaeger on . Posted in Chasing Greatness Blog

Becky Burleigh

Even the Greatest winners… fail from time to time.

But the way they choose to respond to their shortcomings–how they talk to themselves after a loss–reveals much about their personal character.

When it comes to engaging our teammates or colleagues after a loss, most of us are supportive and encouraging. Maybe they took a bad shot or didn’t land the client they were working towards; whatever the case, we are usually willing to give them a pat on the back and a pep talk that says, “You’ll get it next time!”.

Learning through Winning: Three Successful Lessons from the Kentucky Wildcats

Written by Don Yaeger on . Posted in Chasing Greatness Blog

The undefeated Kentucky Wildcats are inching closer to a perfect regular season and it’s exciting to watch.

Last night’s game against Georgia, which Kentucky rallied to win 72-64, was among the best I’ve seen this season. But each Kentucky win prompts the same question from sports media pundits: Would the Wildcats be better off now losing a game in order to lessen the pressure of maintaining an undefeated season before entering the NCAA tournament? Remember, no team has finished the college basketball season as an undefeated champion since the 1976 Indiana Hoosiers.